The Hand of Bob

Well more like the finger of Bob really, Bob Matkin that is, who with yours truly finally managed to plumb in one of the drop-down sinks into the NRM’s LMS Third Open 7828. Much adjustment of feed and waste pipes was required but I think the work was worth it with Ken Paige’s cleaning efforts . . . → Read More: The Hand of Bob

14th Carriage Restorers’ Convention

November 2013 saw the return to the annual carriage restorers convention to the National Railway Museum at York.

Stathis Tsolis of the NRM welcomes delegates to the 14th Carriage Restorers’ Convention

The weekend was focused around a number of presentations and practical demonstrations, along with networking opportunities and access to some of the heritage . . . → Read More: 14th Carriage Restorers’ Convention

Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q3 2013

A roundup of online restoration news from the world of carriage preservation.

Welcome to the 3rd edition of this quarterly summary of carriage and wagon restoration news. Thank you to those who contacted me from the 1st and 2nd editions. If I have missed any groups out or if you have any information to add . . . → Read More: Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q3 2013

Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q2 2013

A roundup of online restoration news from the world of carriage preservation.

Welcome to the (slightly late) 2nd edition of this quarterly summary of carriage and wagon restoration news. Thank you to those who contacted me from the first edition. If I have missed any groups out please do let me know, either by leaving . . . → Read More: Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q2 2013

An introduction to the NRM online photo collection

The National Railway Museum have recently launched a railway photos section on their website, which of course includes some photos of interest in relation to LMS carriages.

This first five photos (NRM ref containing DY) illustrate various stages of the construction and assembly of railway carriages at Derby Carriage Works in Midland Railway days, prior . . . → Read More: An introduction to the NRM online photo collection